Did you know the extraordinary Boxer and ex-marine Paul Bamba, who is in the headlines for losing £30,000 due to the cancellation of his fight with Tommy Fury, was once abandoned by Paul Bamba parents as a child?
Paul Bamba is a standout in New York City’s fitness world. He is a Celebrity Boxer and a fitness trainer, and his clients consist of not only regular people but also A-lister celebrities.
As a combat vet from the US Marine Corps, Bamba brings unique experience to his 7-year role as a coach. He’s skilled in training athletes and pro boxers, and his kinesiology and sports psychology expertise adds depth to his methods.
Bamba’s not just a trainer. He’s a quarterfinalist in New York Golden Gloves boxing. He has recently started his own boxing and training facility called ‘Trifecta’ and is working on building an app with Peleton.
Bamba recently made headlines after losing £30,000 from fight cancellation, and the fight was against his famous opponent Tommy Fury.
Did Paul Bamba Parents Abandon Him To The American Foster Care?
Paul has been able to make this amazing repo for himself in the city of New York through years of struggle and hard work, but his story behind his success is a very painful one.
He was born on August 15, 1989, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. The names of Paul Bamba parents, both father and mother are not available yet.
As Paul’s mother was deeply involved and addicted to drugs, his parents divorced following his birth.
Knowing the situation of Paul’s mother, his father tried to get Bamba’s custody, but he failed.
As young Paul was in the hands of a drug addict, his mother sold him for drug money.
But fortunately, he ended up in the hands of justice, and the police were able to rescue him. Then, he was raised in American foster care where he says that he was bullied, harassed, and abused.
Paul Bamba Parents abandoning him led him to go through 20 different foster homes throughout his childhood until, eventually he found a home that treated him like their own.
He says that he is still very close with that family, and that is the only place he can call home.
From Turmoil to Triumph: How Paul Bamba Parents Shaped His Career
There is a saying, ‘ It can either make you or break you.’ The trauma made Paul stronger. He made sure that it did not ruin him, so he came back stronger.
For Bamba, boxing was initially an escape from poverty. At one point, when he was homeless and starving in New York, he discovered that boxing could be a means of earning money.
As he explored his boxing skills, he also discovered his knack for teaching the sport, setting him on a new path.
Paul Bamba’s decision to join the military became a turning point in his life. Encountering a Marine advertisement by chance, he saw the military as a chance to start anew.
Being part of the military gave him a stronger sense of purpose and the chance to make a positive impact beyond himself.
Reflecting on his past, Bamba shared,
I would say my success is probably because of how I grew up. Everyone has a choice… to succumb to the BS or ride it out and make yourself better because of it.
It determines who you are, the circumstances are irrelevant. I was meant to be someone and do good things.
He is using the learnings from his struggle-filled childhood to give back to the community. He is a part of many fundraising campaigns. He has given away 500 boxes of turkey for the Bronx community in 2021.
He partners with organizations like the Precious Dreams Foundation, providing comfort bags to children in foster care, mirroring the support he wished he had during his own foster care experience.
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